Peace with Japan

Archive Report

Coming Conference on Japanese Treaty

American Proposals for Eleven-Nation Conference

Although Moscow has taken exception to proposals advanced by the United States for drafting a peace treaty for Japan, it is indicated that a conference nevertheless will be called within a few months to start work on a final Japanese settlement. All of the other nations primarily interested are in general agreement with the procedure suggested by this country. Soviet refusal to participate would create certain problems and might have disturbing consequences, but it probably would not prevent the other powers from going ahead.1

The United States made the initial move on July 11, 1947, when State Department officials presented the American proposals at a meeting in Washington of diplomatic representatives of the nations principally concerned in ...

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